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By Jacob Bacall

Chaldeans (pronounced Kal-de'an) are a unique ethnic team from present-day Iraq with roots stretching again to Abraham, the biblical patriarch of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam who used to be from the "Ur of the Chaldees." Chaldeans are Catholic, with their very own patriarch, they usually communicate a dialect of Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ. Chaldeans begun immigrating to the U.S. at first of the 20 th century, whilst Iraq used to be referred to as Mesopotamia (the Greek note that means "land among rivers," the Tigris and the Euphrates). Lured through Henry Ford's promise of $5 in step with day, many Chaldeans went to paintings in Detroit's automobile factories. They quickly their entrepreneurial instincts to open their very own companies, mostly grocery markets and nook shops. spiritual persecution has prompted tens of millions of Chaldeans to relocate to Michigan. this day, the better Detroit region has the most important focus of Chaldeans open air of Iraq: 150,000 people.

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